Cat Campaign

Do you like perfect corduroy? 

As you may have noticed, the grooming at Trail Creek has paused. Our Pisten Bully Paana is having some maintenance done, and we hope to be back up and running by the end of this week. It's a relevant time to announce that we have begun fundraising for a new Pisten Bully for the Trail Creek Nordic Training Center! We are reaching out to you as a key user, donor, and supporter of the trails at Trail Creek with an update on this campaign below and to ask for your support.

Our current Pisten Bully Paana has served the Trail Creek venue for well over a decade, but it has come to the end of its lifespan as an efficient and effective tool. It is operating at a much lower emission standard due to its age, frequently requires repair, and is far less efficient than newer equipment. 

We Are nearly HALF Way to Our Goal:

At the kickoff of our fundraising efforts, JHSC was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Teton County School District #1 Rec District Board. Then, with the generosity of about 40 Nordic community members, we generated over $71,000, getting us nearly half of the way towards a new Pisten Bully.

We hope to complete fundraising efforts and put a deposit down by August 2021. This timeframe will ensure our new Pisten Bully arrives by the beginning of December 2021.

(New) Pisten Bully 100                                               (Current) Pisten Bully Paana

Our new Pisten Bully 100 (PB100) will represent the best Tier4 Emission technology, increased efficiencies, and lower annual maintenance expenses. This new machine will allow us to be more efficient when grooming with fewer passes and less impact on the property, all while providing race quality ski tracks for high-level athletes and beginners to train and race on.

"The terrain at Trail Creek is unparalleled and with quality grooming provided by a new PB100, we are giving the JHSC athletes the very best chance to succeed."  

Pisten Bully 100 $270,000 Purchase Price
5 years Annual Maintenance $35,000 Estimated $7,000 annually
TOTAL $305,000  
Sale of Pisten Bully Paana $40,000 Estimated trade-in value
TCSD#1 Rec District Grant $25,000 Received July 2020
Individual Contributions $71,000 As of February 25, 2021
BALANCE $169,000  

Did You Know?

  • Nearly 200 - The amount of JHSC Nordic kids your donation will support, helping us build Champions in sport and life this winter and for years to come. 
  • 125 days - The amount of days per year that trail Creek is groomed, allowing JHSC athletes and the community the opportunity to train on idyllic terrain.
  • 15 kilometers - The distance of groomed trails found at Trail Creek.
  • 60% - The percentage of trails that we rely on the Pisten Bully Paana for grooming (versus snow-machine pulled implements)  


Or send a check made out to “JHSC” and mailed to PO Box 461, Jackson WY 83001 - please write 'Cat Campaign' the memo line.

The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club is an Authorized Permittee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and an Equal Opportunity Provider.